Saturday, December 28, 2019

Wow that's Wild! T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



There is a place to visit in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, that you might not think of off the top of your head, but it is so worth the time to do: T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station. We did the photo opportunity, which is one of the several options available to the public at Doc Antile's Myrtle Beach Safari. Two of the other big ones, which were not in season when we were there, are the once-in-a-lifetime day and night safari tours (children must be at least 6 to go on safari). Those tours are not inexpensive, but they were absolutely RAVED about by everyone who took them and shared online in reviews. The common consensus by those writing the reviews was that it is something they never thought they would be able to do in the U.S., and it was worth every penny.



The acronym T.I.G.E.R.S. stands for
The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species
The option that was available when we were in town was the Preservation Station where you can get your photo taken with various baby animals. There are people there (they are on every side of those getting their pictures taken) to instruct you on how to hold each baby, and make sure the animals don't try to run away if the person holding them gets skittery and moves away (like if you see big paws and freak out for half a second, which my big, brave boy would never do did). Once he got past that though, and it only lasted a second, his face lit up with happiness. Imagine the joy of being able to hold animals you might never even see in the wild, in your whole life! It was really quite the treat. Top-Left, baby tiger (that cub makes my 5 ft. 7 in. cub look rather tiny); Top-Right, White Tiger Cub; Middle-Left, Red-Ruffed Lemur; Middle-Right, Gibbon; Bottom-Left, again with the white tiger cub; Bottom-Right, baby chimpanzee.

You get a free 8x10 printed and the rest on a digital download to take home with you, if you buy the full package. We were so happy with our experience. Being able to touch and interact with animals we usually only see behind glass or on a TV screen was amazing. In fact, it was one of, if not our most favorite thing that we did while we were on vacation in Myrtle Beach. I highly recommend it for any upcoming vacation time. It's something everyone in the family will remember for a long time to come. Learn more by visiting the Myrtle Beach Safari website. You can also follow them on Facebook, YouTube and/or Twitter.

26 comments:

  1. It sounds amazing and I will admit to a smidge of jealousy. That is the sort of experience to hug to yourself - for years.

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  2. We've seen it but didn't pay the extra for the photos. We will some day though.

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  3. Wow that looks like an experience of a lifetime. I'm going to read more about the company and find out more about that they do xoxo

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  4. Now that would be fun. Hopefully the animals enjoyed getting mauled a bit and no monkey poop thrown lol A big claw on a big paw would make anyone a bit leery.

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  5. Now that is awesome!!! I would love to let this kids do this... but I want to love on them too!!!

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  6. I had no idea they had this in MB! I want to go, looks so amazing!!

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  7. I hope to visit T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station in Myrtle Beach! Seems like a great place for animals. Good initiative!

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  8. Oh wow it sounds incredible, definitely an experience to make long lasting memories

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  9. I love tigers and would love to visit this place so much. I know my middle son would have a blast here, he has so many random facts about wild animals and domestic animals, he wants to work with animals in his future. I'd love to take him here.

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  10. What a fun activity and great memory for kids. I'd love to visit there.

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  11. How cool, I had no idea that this is there. I've never been to Myrtle Beach, but we're hoping to visit there this summer.
    -Monica

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  12. I have been to Myrtle Beach, but didn't know that existed. I would love to visit the Preservation Station.

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  13. nice blog post . i enjoyed reading . keep up

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  14. Omg how fun!!! Big cats are my all time favorites to see anywhere animal related!!!

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  15. Awesome suggestion for us! I am planning a trip there in 2020 and my youngest loves animals.

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  16. Oh, wow! Those baby animals are amazing! I want to go feed them! I only live about 8 hours from Myrtle Beach, lol.

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  17. Wow! What an amazing opportunity that I would have never expected from Myrtle Beach! I would definitely go there!

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  18. What a wild activity for the kids! We love that you are sharing your experiences.

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  19. What an interesting activity to do with the kids. Great reminder of preserving the animals.

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  20. Oh these cubs are too cute. I am sure my family would love to visit the place some day.

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  21. This is so cool Myrtle Beach has a preservation station. Fun family experience!

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  22. Wow. Awesome. they are so adorable. I love tiger but even cant see tiger in my own eye

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  23. Wow! This is a wonderful experience. The white tiger cub looks really cute and would love to cuddle him. This is just a unique experience to be this close to these "wild" animals.

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  24. what an amazing expereince! I would love to hold some of those wild animals while their little ; )
    Lucky son of yours!

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  25. That looks like such a fun experience! I would love to hold these baby animals.

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  26. OMG, this is so fun! There's something similar in Southern Indiana that Allison is begging me to take her to. I think it would be about $300 for her and I to do, so not really cheap either, but I do agree that the experience would probably be worth the cost.

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